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  • Robert Smirke’s much loved 1857 British Library is one of the most famous examples of the radial plan, which was introduced into library design to enable the efficient monitoring of readers by librarians

    Typology: LibrariesSubscription

    Thinkpiece2 November, 2011

    In this piece from November 2011, Oriel Prizeman examines six recent public library projects in the first of a major new quarterly series on typology

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    November 2011, 1377. Volume CCXXXSubscription

    Digital Issue1 November, 2011

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    Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo Subscription

    Thinkpiece1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

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    Living space: Red Location, South AfricaSubscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    Red Location’s evolving cultural precinct explores ideas about placemaking and the African urban realm

  • The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture designed by Snøhetta takes the form of a knot in the desert that holds resources which have fuelled the global economy. A cluster inspired by striped pebbles contains a children's 'discovery zone' and a l.mir.no

    King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture by Snøhetta Subscription

    Thinkpiece1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • Rolex Learning Center  SANAA

    Rolex Learning Center by SANAA Subscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

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    Modular Genetics by Ctrl G Subscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    A team of two architects has created a classroom module to deliver Medellín’s new kindergartens. The first completed pair show the system’s potential for variety and sensitivity to context

  • Chapel of St Lawrence Vantaa, Finland Avanto Arkkitehdit

    Copper Awards: WinnerSubscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    Chapel of St Lawrence Vantaa, Finland Avanto Arkkitehdit

  • Villa Vauban, Luxembourg by Philippe Schmit Architects

    Copper Awards: Highly CommendedSubscription

    News1 November, 2011

    Villa Vauban, Luxembourg by Philippe Schmit Architects

  • Freya’s Cabin, Kielder Water, Northumberland by Studio Weave

    Copper Awards: Judges' Special Prize Subscription

    News1 November, 2011

    Freya’s Cabin, Kielder Water, Northumberland by Studio Weave

  • Family House at Seeheim, Germany by Fritsch + Schlüter Architekten

    Copper Awards: CommendedSubscription

    News1 November, 2011

    Family House at Seeheim, Germany by Fritsch + Schlüter Architekten

  • Weymouth Street, London by Make Architects

    Copper Awards: CommendedSubscription

    News1 November, 2011

    Weymouth Street, London by Make Architects

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    Extra VertSubscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    This Parisian public sector housing is an attempt to green the city − both with colour and a facade of stacked terrace ‘gardens’

  • The National Library of China is the third largest in the world. It is divided into three layers: an earthbound historic base, translucent central portion and  digital roof layer

    National Library of China by KSP Jurgen Engel ArchitektenSubscription

    Thinkpiece1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • Poised like giant boulders above the basin  of Medellín, Columbia, the Biblioteca España conjures up the appearance of a religious statue as it lends visual order to the jumbled city townscape below

    Biblioteca España by Giancarlo Mazzanti & Arquitectos Subscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • The reality of the Gartnavel hospital campus

    Healthy CirculationSubscription

    Buildings1 November, 2011

    Fluid spaces of the new Maggie’s Centre are a reaction to the institutional nature of hospitals, yet still lack a sense of human scale

  • A poster for Kisho Kurokawa's 'Capsule Metabolism' by Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi, who was associated with the movement. The poster depicts a number  of Kurokawa's Metabolist projects, including the Toshiba Pavilion for the  1970 Osaka Expo,

    The unrealised vision for Japan's futureSubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    Elergy for Metabolism

  • The west entrance of the art gallery has been opened for the first time for this show, as the original architects of the Barbican complex had always intended

    Casting a critical eye over OMA's oeuvre Subscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    OMA at the Barbican

  • The work of students Sebastian Ernst and Martin Tessarz shows their proposed 'long block' for Manhattan

    Pedagogy: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    ETH Zurich rejoices in creative Swiss rigour

  • FAT’s proposal for Community in a Cube in AD’s issue on ‘Radical Post-Modernism’

    Radicalising Postmodernism Subscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    London - Radical Post-Modernism Today

  • Peter Cook

    Viewpoints: Peter Cook on Architecture and the Economic CrisisSubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    Economic pressures could radically reshape the profession - and for the better

  • Audi’s 2011 concept car for the future city

    In the fast lane to the future citySubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    Frankfurt, Germany - In this century it will likely be the city that shapes the car

  • Designs for life in Humanity 2.0

    Designs for life in Humanity 2.0Subscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    As the technological revolution creates growing interactivity between our lives and the things around us, philosopher-turned-sociology professor Steve Fuller considers the social and spatial implications of a world in the near future where everyone and everything is seamlessly interconnected

  • In the Frame

    In the frameSubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    An overarching challange: reciprocal-framed structures

  • Approval for Park Hill’s new incarnation from its original creator

    Your viewsSubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    Approval for Park Hill’s new incarnation from its original creator

  • The recently renovated section of Tbilisi’s Old Town, set between the 4th-century Narikala Fortress above and the recently constructed 2009 Bridge of Peace in the foreground

    View From Tbilisi, GeorgiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece31 October, 2011

    Investment has poured into Tbilisi since the AR first highlighted the city’s perilous architectural state a year ago. But now the thirst for progress risks destroying the city’s historic character

  • This hand-drawn section was made by student Stuart Franks to complete the first year of his MA at the Royal College of Art.

    Postmodernism lives on in Stuart Frank's drawingSubscription

    Folio30 October, 2011

    This hand-drawn section was made by student Stuart Franks to complete the first year of his MA at the Royal College of Art

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    Reassessing Postmodernism Subscription

    Thinkpiece30 October, 2011

    As a major exhibition opens at the V&A on the same subject, Charles Jencks has published an account of Postmodernism’s historic and unfolding story. While the author includes many recent architectural projects, these later examples emerge as antithetical to the movement’s original intent. But if the current crop of architecture is devoid of meaning, could Postmodernism find a future in the complexity of the city and a world of rapid scientific and technological transition?

  • Recreation pavilion, Mirman House, Arcadia, Straub & Hensman Buff, photographed by Julius Shulman (1959), who created many of the defining images of this era's LA architecture

    California dreamingSubscription

    Thinkpiece29 October, 2011

    Modern life in the Golden State

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    Plain SpeakingSubscription

    Buildings29 October, 2011

    Set on an Alpine floodplain, this new teaching workshop for Swiss construction students embodies an exemplary rigour and sobriety

  • Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Arata Isozaki. In the caption from the book it reveals that 'Isozaki the insider agrees  to meet in a neutral location (his favourite gourmet restaurant) to disclose information on Tange and  the Metabolists...'

    Talking Metabolism with Rem KoolhaasSubscription

    Thinkpiece29 October, 2011

    Rem koolhaas on Project Japan

  • A composite drawing made by Robert Venturi and Paul Friedberg in 1971, which combines their two adjacent proposals for Washington Below, left:  Alessandro Mendini's destruction of the Lassú chair from the V&A

    Two ideas of America collide in WashingtonSubscription

    Thinkpiece28 October, 2011

    Venturi/Friedberg overlap in Washington

  • This photograph of the museum and memorial  to Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia, USA, features in the exhibition. Designed by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, it places the museum underground in order to give over the exterior to a public space, which

    Playing with PostmodernismSubscription

    Thinkpiece28 October, 2011

    Postmodernism at the V&A

  • The X-shaped plan points to four landmarks in the bomb-damaged city of William the Conqueror

    Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale by OMA: Rem Koolhaas, Clement Blanchet Subscription

    Buildings28 October, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • Civic and Cultural Centre Berriozar, Spain by Garcia Rodriguez Alcoba

    Copper Awards: ShortlistSubscription

    News27 October, 2011

    Civic and Cultural Centre Berriozar, Spain by Garcia Rodriguez Alcoba

  • INDEX

    Copper Awards: ShortlistSubscription

    News27 October, 2011

    Civic and Cultural Centre Berriozar, Spain by Garcia Rodriguez Alcoba

  • Junya Ishigami

    Innovators interview: Junya IshigamiSubscription

    Thinkpiece27 October, 2011

    This month’s Innovators interview, produced in partnership with Hunter Douglas, features Junya Ishigami

  • Chapel of St Lawrence Vantaa, Finland Avanto Arkkitehdit

    European Copper in Architecture Awards 15 Subscription

    News27 October, 2011

    Recognising the inventive use of copper and its alloys in buildings, the biennial European Copper in Architecture Awards express the potential of an environmentally sustainable material and celebrate the best in European architecture

  • Alpine Recovery Centre South Tyrol, Italy by AllesWirdGut Architektur

    Copper Awards: ShortlistSubscription

    News27 October, 2011

    Alpine Recovery Centre South Tyrol, Italy by AllesWirdGut Architektur

  • Reputations - Jane Jacobs

    Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)

    Thinkpiece26 October, 2011

    Why Neo-Cons loved communitarian urbanist Jane Jacobs

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